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Atlanta's chaotic afternoon

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BREAKING

Bus hijacking suspect in Atlanta was witness to Peachtree Center shooting

Joseph Grier, 39, who is accused in a fatal bus hijacking, claimed to witness a shooting earlier, discussing intervention and his criminal past during an interview.

Violence in Atlanta: Food court shooting, hijacked bus cap chaotic day

Unrelated acts of violence rattled metro Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, leaving one person dead and at least four others injured in shootings.

1 dead, 1 arrested after 3-county chase involving Gwinnett bus

Downtown Atlanta food court reopens after 4 shot

Top Stories

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Runoff rivals in deep-red west Georgia vow not to be the next Greene

‘My goal is to get stuff done,’ says one contender for the US House seat. ‘My goal is not to go up and be a TV star.’

Jet carrying Atlantans that crashed in 1971 finally found in Vermont lake

Four Atlantans, including employees of Cousins Properties, were lost when the plane disappeared. Now the wreckage has been found in Lake Champlain.

Georgia requires police training on election intimidation and interference

The Georgia Police Officer Standards and Training Council voted Tuesday to require police training on elections laws, including prohibitions on voter intimidation and threats.

Roswell approves controversial $340K salary for new COO

Before voting on this first-time approach for Roswell administration, Councilwoman Sarah Beeson said she believes hiring a COO as a Seer contractor could pose a potential conf

Metro Transit

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State worker fraud delays north Fulton highway widening

Georgia DOT says employee falsified right-of-way records.

Transit expansion will be on November ballot in Cobb, Gwinnett counties

Cobb County residents will vote in November on whether to fund transit expansion — the county’s first vote involving transit in over a decade.

MARTA says it won’t postpone Five Points construction

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens had requested postponement amid audit of MARTA spending.

Opinion & Voices

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BILL TORPY

Young Thug’s Forever Trial blows up - yet again

While the Atlanta gang racketeering trial involving rapper Young Thug has gained attention, it pales in comparison to the national spotlight on the Trump Georgia RICO case.

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NEDRA RHONE

Tale of elder fraud a reminder to stay engaged with older adults

The movie "Thelma," to be released June 21, a grandmother takes matters into her own hands when she is the target of scammers.

GUEST COLUMN

In Georgia, we grow our own — peaches and power

Jeffrey Clark is the president of the Advanced Power Alliance writes: Solar, energy storage and other advanced power investments add value to the local tax rolls while asking ...

Metro News

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‘He became a bully’: YSL judge’s conduct outrages Atlanta lawyers

Young Thug’s attorney sentenced to 20 days in jail after being held in contempt of court.

GBI: Man shot to death by DEA agents serving warrants in Clayton

EXCLUSIVE

A new name emerges in APS school chief search: Gwinnett’s superintendent

Gwinnett Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts and two other candidates met Tuesday to discuss the Atlanta superintendent position.

PrizePicks ups the ante on Atlanta

PrizePicks is expanding its Atlanta headquarters, adding 1,000 new employees over the next seven years. It’s a massive move for a homegrown company.

Atlanta Media

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The Bert Show’s Bert Weiss solicits dates for ex-wife Stacey on air

So far, she is smitten with one of the guys he found.

Former reporter Randy Travis has run 32 Peachtree Road Races, 47 marathons

He hopes to run a marathon in Antarctica next year.

Fox 5′s Randy Travis, Beth Galvin take buyouts amid cutbacks at station

Randy Travis and Beth Galvin are taking buyouts from Fox 5 amid cutbacks at the station.

‘Good Day Atlanta’ anchor Sharon Lawson leaves Fox 5 after seven years

Sharon Lawson, a "Good Day Atlanta" anchor, has taken a buyout and left Fox5 on June 5, 2024.

Latest news

Georgia

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Georgia music history to be showcased at Athens’ Classic Center

Georgia’s musical heritage will be on display in downtown Athens later this year in the soon-to-open Classic Center Arena.

PrizePicks ups the ante on Atlanta

PrizePicks is expanding its Atlanta headquarters, adding 1,000 new employees over the next seven years. It’s a massive move for a homegrown company.

Homeless man lay dead in downtown Macon for nearly two days before noticed

Footage of a fatal attack on a homeless man in downtown Macon last month was captured by security cameras.

Politically Georgia

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‘Trump Force 47′ ramps up voter mobilization efforts in Georgia

Your daily jolt of news and analysis from the AJC politics team

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Atlanta ‘Sewer Mayor’ Shirley Franklin’s advice to Andre Dickens: ‘Dig Deep’

As a guest on ‘Politically Georgia,’ former Atlanta mayor makes a connection between the city’s water infrastructure and its economy.

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Georgia Elections

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DeKalb CEO candidates make final pitch at Atlanta Press Club debate

The two commissioners vying to be DeKalb County’s next chief executive officer were critical of each other’s ability to lead the county at a debate Sunday.

Georgia voters to cast ballots in eight legislative runoff elections

Jan. 6 rioter in US House runoff storms off Atlanta debate stage

‘It’s pure political theater,’ his GOP opponent says. ‘He walked out of his job interview.’

As District 2 race goes to runoff, Cobb County map awaits court date

Lawsuit hearing scheduled for June 20, days after runoff Election Day

Latest politics

Georgia

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Georgia requires police training on election intimidation and interference

The Georgia Police Officer Standards and Training Council voted Tuesday to require police training on elections laws, including prohibitions on voter intimidation and threats.

Runoff rivals in deep-red west Georgia vow not to be the next Greene

A preview of the Georgia June 18 runoff for U.S. Congress in District 3.

Review: Harassment claims against leading state Dem ‘cannot be substantiated’

US

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Biden officials launch push to court Black voters with Juneteenth celebration

Southern Baptists expected to reaffirm ban of women in pastoral roles

When Southern Baptists gather for the denomination’s annual meeting in Indianapolis the issue drawing the most attention is the continuing debate over the role of women.

EXCLUSIVE

Ossoff, Warnock secure funds preserving John Lewis’ congressional papers

The John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation will use nearly $600,000 in federal funding to digitize and protect all of the documents Congressman John Lewis created during his ...

Food & Dining

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Take toast to the next level at this Buckhead restaurant

At the heart of the sturdy composition of the peach tartine at Lucian Books and Wine in Buckhead is toasted focaccia that is crusty, but with a pillowy, ultra-tender interior.

James Beard Award eludes Atlanta chefs in 2024

The two Atlanta chefs that were up for James Beard Foundation Awards this year will come home empty-handed.

Atlanta pop-up Dhaba BBQ adds Indian flair to barbecue sandwiches

Jay Patel, who founded Atlanta pop-up Dhaba BBQ in late 2023, aims to provide a different take on Indian food with menu items like lemon pepper masala wings, an Indian cheeses...

Cook smarter using these kitchen hacks from a culinary pro

Virginia Willis shares her go-to kitchen hacks for everything from keeping a cutting board from moving to freezing vegetables for easy grating.

Unapologetically ATL

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Black Girls Rock! awards come to Atlanta for first time after five-year hiatus

Black Girls Rock! is coming to Atlanta June 19-27, 2024 for a film festival, concert, tech summit and awards show, among other events.

Things to Do

Atlanta named top 10 city for budget-friendly staycations

With its wealth of outdoor activities, nightlife and dessert options, Atlanta proves that you don’t need to travel far for an unforgettable vacation experience.

3 Florida vacation spots and why you should visit them

When planning your next trip to the Sunshine State, don’t overlook these three vacation spots

5 inspirational podcasts for a healthier, happier you

Whether you’re seeking motivation or calming stories, these selections have something for everyone.

Lifestyle

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The LineUp: 5 Black culture events to attend June 12-June 19

Doctor to Jennifer Esposito: ‘I don’t know how you’re alive’

Actress Jennifer Esposito has been diagnosed with the worst celiac disease her doctor says she has ever seen

‘Nursing has a branding problem’ on TikTok, according to new report

Social media is deters people from starting nursing careers, ShiftKey survey finds

Arts & Culture

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Georgia music history to be showcased at Athens’ Classic Center

Georgia’s musical heritage will be on display in downtown Athens later this year in the soon-to-open Classic Center Arena.

Manning Pattillo stabilized and grew Oglethorpe University

Manning Pattillo, a former Oglethorpe University president who turned the struggling Atlanta school around, has died at age 104.

Review: ASO defies tradition with disputed Mozart, Ring Cycle suite

Entertainment

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The Bert Show’s Bert Weiss solicits dates for ex-wife Stacey on air

The Bert Show's Bert Weiss solicited dates for his ex-wife Stacey on air and managed to snag a decent man for her.

Former reporter Randy Travis has run 32 Peachtree Road Races, 47 marathons

Investigative reporter Randy Travis, who took a buyout and retired from Fox 5 in early June, takes his running seriously.

FILMED IN GEORGIA

‘Bad Boys Ride or Die’ gives sagging box office a boost: $56.5 million opener

"Bad Boys Ride or Die" finished on the high end of expectations its opening weekend, nearly matching the performance of the third "Bad Boys" film in the franchise from 2020.

Travel

3 Florida vacation spots and why you should visit them

When planning your next trip to the Sunshine State, don’t overlook these three vacation spots

It’s not Jurassic Park, but Colorado has many dinosaur destinations

Here are 10 places across Colorado where you can walk literally in the footsteps of long necks, see rare discoveries and even join an excavation

Explore these Airbnb alternatives for your next vacation

In cities like Atlanta, Airbnb fees can add an average of 48% to your stay.

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Investigations

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AJC investigative reporter Samantha Hogan honored with national journalism award

Atlanta drinking water system suffered as city spent billions on sewers

For years before a crippling water system break, Atlanta was required to spend billions on its sewer system. Investment in the water system fell off.

Onetime ally sues Fulton sheriff over unpaid contract for inmate tracking

In a complaint filed last week, jail software company Talitrix alleges Sheriff Labat’s office never paid the company for the installation of a biometric and GPS-locating syste...

Video

Man accused of opening fire in downtown Atlanta food court, injuring 3 identified

Man accused of opening fire in downtown Atlanta food court, injuring 3 identified

Federal lawmakers continue to pressure USPS for answers on metro Atlanta mail delays

Federal lawmakers continue to pressure USPS for answers on metro Atlanta mail delays

Community leaders continue looking as search for missing 12-year-old reaches second week

Community leaders continue looking as search for missing 12-year-old reaches second week

Photos

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Photos: Dream lose to the Mystics

AJC photos from the Dream's WNBA game against the Washington Mystics on June 11, 2024. The Dream lost 87-68.

Photos: Police chase hijacked bus from Atlanta north on I-85

A suspect is in custody after leading police from downtown Atlanta north along I-85 on a chase involving a Gwinnett County Transit bus.

Photos: Braves' woes continue with loss to Orioles

Photos from the Braves at Orioles game on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. The Braves lost 4-0.